Vision Festival: Frode Gjerstad / Cleaver, Lopez, Potter, Virelles / Arthur Jafa / By Any Means / Brown Butterfly
May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm| $40
The Vision Festival is a celebration of boundless improvised art. Now in its 23rd year, this festival of music, dance, poetry, and visual art is heralded as “one of New York’s most essential art events” (New York Times). Legendary and emerging stars representing the free jazz, experimental, and avant-garde communities will perform 30 sets over six nights.
Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad leads his trio with guest trombonist Steve Swell; contemporary jazz icon Chris Potter ventures into freer territory with the collective of Gerald Cleaver, Brandon Lopez, and David Virelles; Film by Arthur Jafa ; By Any Means with Charles Gayle and Muhammad Ali; Craig Harris presents his Brown Butterfly Project, inspired by the life of Muhammad Ali.
Frode Gjerstad Trio
Frode Gjerstad — Alto sax, Clarinet / Paal Nilssen-Love — Drums / Jon Rune Strøm — Bass / w/ Steve Swell — Trombone
Cleaver / Lopez / Potter / Virelles
Gerald Cleaver — Drums / Brandon Lopez — Bass / Chris Potter — Tenor Sax / David Virelles — Piano
Arthur Jafa — Film
By Any Means
Charles Gayle — Sax / William Parker — Bass / Muhammad Ali — Drums
Craig Harris Brown Butterfly
Craig Harris — Trombone, Composer / Eddie Allen — Trumpet / Jay Rodriquez — Reeds / Adam Klipple — Keyboards / Calvin Jones — Bass / Tony Lewis — Drums / Kahlil Kwame Bell — Percussion